Amazon Fire TV Review – Media Player with Voice Search

Amazon launched it’s Amazon Fire TV, which is basically a tiny box that you connect to your HDTV, allowing you to get access to thousands of movies, games and much more. The Amazon Fire TV streaming is expected to rival the likes of Apple and Neftlix and is claimed to be three times better in performance, in search capabilities in comparison to other similar devices in the market today, such as Apple TV, Google Chromecast.

The Amazon Fire TV can streams up to 1080p media player with voice search, Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, games and comes with unlimited movie and TV services. The device goes on sale today. Amazon is also giving a free 30 trial for Amazon Prime when you purchase the Amazon Fire TV.

The Amazon Fire TV is also preregistered with your Amazon’s account name, so that you can start streaming instant videos immediately, without delays.

Amazon Fire TV Specifications

  • Below are some of the major Amazon Fire TV specs;
  • Size – 4.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.7″ (115 mm x 115 mm x 17.5 mm)
  • Weight – 9.9 oz (281 grams)
  • SOC Platform – Qualcomm Snapdragon 8064
  • Processor – Qualcomm Krait 300, quad-core to 1.7 Ghz
  • GPU – Qualcomm Adreno 320
  • Storage – 8 GB internal
  • Memory – 2 GB LPDDR2 @ 533 MHZ
  • Wi-Fi – Connectivity Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO) for faster streaming and fewer dropped connections than standard Wi-Fi.
  • Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks that use the 802.11a/b/g/n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication.
  • Bluetooth – Bluetooth 4.0 with support for the following profiles: HID, HFP 1.6, SPP.
  • Cloud Storage – Free cloud storage for all Amazon content.

Amazon Fire TV Other Benefits/Features

  • You get access to over 200,000 songs, TV episodes, movies and games.
  • Unlimited access to thousands of popular movies and TV shows.
  • Comes with a a 30 days free trial.
  • A voice search – You simply say a name of the show you want to watch and its displayed in a minute.
  • Pre-registered to your Amazon account.
  • Instant streaming – A feature that will predicts what movie and TV you would like to watch and display the list for you.

The Amazon Game Controller, an additional device going for $39.99 allow you to play games like Minecraft-Pocket Edition, The Walking Dead and Monsters University through the Amazon Fire TV. For any other additional game can be purchased starting as low as $0.99 cents. However, Amazon is offering more than 1,000 games for free.

In addition, Amazon Game Studios is already developing a game from the scratch to be used with the Amazon Fire TV, which you purchase at $6.99. However, its free if you purchase the Amazon Game Controller at $39.99.

For those with Kindle HDX, Amazon Fire TV also comes with a mirroring feature. You simply connect it to your TV and Kindle contents will be displayed on your TV.

Amazon Fire TV is expected to rival the likes of Apple TV, Chromecast and so far, its powerful features simply says it all. A simple device, yet powerful, which is purposely built with customer in mind and to fulfill its purpose fully. Though it’s still very early to predict or access it’s full functionality, without having used it for a longer time, however, looking at its current specs or it’s face value, I am sure alot of customers will be happy with these new invention and ofcourse, their purchase. Currently, the Amazon Fire TV is Only Available for US Customers.